Trek Mates India invites you to Photography Tour to Pandharpur wari on 8th-10th July 2016.
Key Information about the Photography Tour to Pandharpur wari
Dates: 8th-10th July 16
Places to visit: Chandrabhaga , Dindi , Palkhi , Pandharpur , Rukmini , Vishnupad Temple
The tour cost will be at actual; which means every participant will be charged only for his actual expenditure, plus 500 will be charged by Trek Mates India as organizing fees.
The Booking amount of INR 1500 to be paid at the time of confirmation. This amount is Non-Refundable.
Pandharpur Wari – is an annual pilgrimage (yatra) to Pandharpur – the seat of the Hindu god Vithoba in the Indian state of Maharashtra, in honour of the deity. palakhis (palanquin processions) carrying the paduka (foot prints) of various saints – most notably Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram – from the Varkari (Warkari, “one who performs the Wari”), are taken from their respective shrines to Pandharpur. The tradition is more than 700 to 800 years old. Dnyaneshwar’s palakhi leaves from Alandi, while Tukaram’s begins at Dehu; both in Pune district of Maharashtra. This largest religious Padayatra (“pilgrimage by foot”) consists of over 1 million pilgrims travelling for 21 days to the Vithoba temple, Pandharpur by foot. Numerous palakhis join the main palkhi that starts from the Dehu palakhi. The wari culminates at the Vithoba temple on Ashadhi Ekadashi. Devotees from Maharashtra and nearby areas set out for Pandharpur, wearing holy basil beads and singing the glories of Vithoba and songs like “Gyanba Tukaram”, commemorating the saints. Upon reaching Pandharpur on Ashadi Ekadashi, these devotees take a holy dip in the sacred Chadrabhaga River before proceeding to take Darshan Vithoba’s central icon in the main temple.
A pilgrimage of every Marathi dream of. This pilgrimage is a home to many emotions, games and cultural values.
Come & encrypt those emotions into your eyes & cameras.
Itinerary of the event:
Start from Mumbai by Siddheshwar Express
Travel to Kurduwadi to Pandharpur by Bus / pvt vehicle.
Check in at Homestay or Bhaktniwas
Freshen up & start for Nagar Pradakshina & Chandrabhaga Ghat visits.
Lunch as per the convenience, Rest time
Start walking towards Gopalpur (3 km walk) also visits Vishnupad Temple and River side
Click the amazing Y A T R A M A H O L of Lord Panduranga’s own place called P A N D H A R I.
Come back to stay.
Free time for everyone after 5 o’clock till 8 O clock time.
You can visit various maths for Kirtan & Jagar.
Of course you and your camera and eyes will get a best out of the best to experience
Wake up early morning (approx 6 am) & freshen up & Start for SNagar Goal Ringan by private
Enjoy Ringan & shoot of Various Palakhi and the yatra moments.
You can also have a walk through the palakhi yatra
Explore Sant Tukaram & Sant Dnyaneshwar mahuli Palkhi
Enjoy & shoot
Return Pandharpur back by 5.00 pm
Leave city by 6.00 pm
Reach Kurduwadi / Solapur (As per convenience & Traffic)
Start return journey for Mumbai by Siddheshwar / CST Solapur Express
The Cost of the Trek is INR 1500
Things to Carry:
Identity proof (must)
A Suitcase with a lock to keep your luggage.
A Day-Pack -10-15 ltrs
Pair of extra clothes, Towel, Napkin etc
Comfortable flipflops and Sport Shoes, Sunglasses, Cap, Skarf
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Camera with accessories
Personal medicines with supporting prescription
Please avoid carrying gold ornament or valuables
1 Night stay at Bhaktniwas or Homestay
2 Breakfast & 3 meals (Veg)
Internal Transfers by private or local vehicle.
An experienced Tour leader.
Travel Pandharpur & back
Food while travel
Entry fees to temples or monuments (if applicable)
Beverages & mineral water
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Mumbai to Solapur / Kurduwadi by 12115 / Siddheshwar Express (LTT 22:35)
Solapur / Kurduwadi to Mumbai by 12116 / Siddheshwar Express (Solapur 22:45)